A family of 14 in an RV plans to homeschool a dozen children on the road after selling their Colorado home and moving into a recreational vehicle. Dan and Susie Kellogg packed their brood into their home on wheels to pursue a "fulfilling existence," according to a Jan. 28, 2013 report by The Daily Mail.
Space constrictions being a concern, each child was allowed to bring only two prized possessions. One of their biggest regrets was having to leave behind their trampoline. As one might imagine, it's difficult enough cramming a family of 14 in an RV even without the trampoline. However, the family is not complaining about their scaled-down existence, at least not yet.
The Daily Mail itemized the long list of family members living on the road: "Susie, Dan, Kerry, 19, Grady, 16, Brody, 15, Kady, 14, Kenny, 12, Dally, 10, Cardy, 9, Maddy, 7, Rowdy, 5, Emmy, 4, Ellie, 3" and a newborn infant to whom Susie gave birth in November 2012.
The family of 14 in an RV may have escaped their mortgage and car payments, but they still need a source of income to fund their newly nomadic lifestyle. Fortunately the patriarch of the Kellogg clan is able to work remotely as a software engineer. After all, living on the road isn't free. The family does spend some time at motels and hotels on their adventure, and they visit local laundromats when it's time to wash clothes for more than a baker's dozen Kelloggs.
Do you envy the Kelloggs and their freedom?